Joint event with Petco Love will “Give Pets Their Best Shot” during March National Pet Vaccination Month

Charleston Animal Society is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by hosting a free pet vaccine event on March 19th. 

“Our goal is to vaccinate 250 animals during our event on the old Navy Base in North Charleston,” said Charleston Animal Society Vice President of Operations and Strategy Aldwin Roman, CAWA. “National Pet Vaccination Month is a continuation of Petco Love’s 1 million free pet vaccine campaign, which has helped 400,000 pets to date. “

Petco Love established March as “National Pet Vaccination Month” to encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations and is providing the free vaccinations to Charleston Animal Society for family pets in need.  As puppy and kitten season approaches, pet exposure to contagious and deadly diseases – parvovirus, distemper, and panleukopenia – increases but is preventable with a simple vaccine. 

WHO: Charleston Animal Society and Petco Love

WHAT: FREE Vaccine Clinic (for dogs and cats): Rabies, DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines. (Donations are accepted).

WHERE: Parking Lot at the intersection of Noisette Drive and Avenue B on the old Navy Base in North Charleston (across from Water Mission 1150 Molly Greene Way Bldg 1605, North Charleston, SC 29405). Look for our signs and vehicles!

WHEN: March 19th from 9am – 2pm

WHY: This FREE resource will help reduce the spread of disease and ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.

“Treatment for these deadly diseases can be prohibitively expensive for many pet parents,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President. “By providing free vaccines to those in need, we can help these pets live a healthy life. Through this national effort and our other Petco Love Care initiatives, we continue our 22-year history of strategic investments and innovation to end unnecessary pet euthanasia.”

Fifty percent of participating pet parents surveyed reported their pets had never been vaccinated against these diseases. With Bissell Pet Foundation as an additional partner this month, Petco Love’s goal is to increase awareness and accelerate the distribution of vaccines. 

For more information about Charleston Animal Society’s vaccine event, visit Learn more about Petco Love’s national vaccine effort and lifesaving impact at or